Canine and Small Animal Rehabilitation and Referral Clinic

About Us

Stage1hydrotherapy is situated in a peaceful setting overlooking St Erth countryside yet less than two miles off of the A30.

The centre was established  in 2011 and is owned and run by Taya Allison, a qualified canine and small animal hydrotherapist.

In 2020 Stage1hydrotherapy welcomed Kayleigh Stangroom FdSc, BSc. EDTA. Dip as our Facility Manager and on-site Canine Behavioural Practitioner.

Our aim here at Stage1hydrotherapy, is to make our clients visits enjoyable, for both owner and pet, as well as improve the animals well-being and quality of life through the therapeutic benefits of gentle exercise in warm water.

At Stage1hydrotherapy we allow plenty of time for your pet to get used to their surroundings and we take great care in monitoring their progress.

Taya Allison

My name is Taya Allison and I have a level 3 ABC Nationally Accredited Award in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals. I have done all my hydrotherapy training at the world renowned Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy Training & Referral Centre in Nuneaton with Sue Hawkins.

Stage1hydrotherapy is a full member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association and the centre is run to their strict quality standards. The CHA quality standards ensure member centres are professionally run, safe and that clients receive the best possible treatment for their animals.

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Introduction to Hydrotherapy

Pool Water Management   

First Aid in Animal Care

Anatomy & Physiology for Hydrotherapy

Clinical Conditions Associated with Hydrotherapy

Understanding Canine Elbow and Hip Dysplasia for Hydrotherapists and

Understanding Canine Cruciate and Patella Ligament Disease for Hydrotherapists.

I am currently studying for my Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and a Diploma in Pet Psychology.

 I have a Level 3 Qualification Credit in Advanced Nutrition for Dogs and Cats

As well as owning and running Stage1hydrotherapy I have been showing and breeding Weimaraners since 1993. I have also owned and bred Dobermanns


Kayleigh Stangroom FdSc, BSc. EDTA. Dip

Meet Kayleigh, Canine Behavioural Practitioner & Facility Manager.

Kayleigh Stangroom, the Founder of Praise and Paw has joined the Stage1hydrotherapy team as our Welfare Specialist and onsite Canine Behavioural Practitioner to ensure you have all the support and guidance to leverage your dog’s recovery and wellbeing.

Kayleigh will be your main point of contact for all enquires for both Stage1hydrotherapy and our Private Hire Exercise Field.

Kayleigh has a Foundation Science Degree in Animal Behaviour & Psychology and First Honours Degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare and is an affiliated trainer with Epic Dog. In addition to her extensive qualifications, Kayleigh has over 7 years of experience and knowledge in canine behavioural modification & training and is always ready to help people get solutions to the challenges they may be facing with their dog.

Kayleigh has a keen interest in rehabilitation and recovery, whether that is physical, mental or behavioural.

Phone us today to find out how we can help your dog, from training, to therapy or to explore different ways to increase the wellbeing of your pup!


We are members of the following organisations

The Canine Hydrotherapy Association

British Veterinary Nurse Association

The Dogs Trust

The Weimaraner Association

The Weimaraner Club of Great Britain and

The North of England Weimaraner Society

Canine Health Concern

and The Canine Alliance.

Taya is also an approved judge for :

The Weimaraner Association,

The Weimaraner Club of Great Britain,

The North of England Weimaraner Society and

The Weimaraner Club of Scotland.

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Private Hire Exercise Field